Visiting Edinburgh

Edinburgh visitor attractions and info.

With the sun still with us it seemed like an opportune time to investigate the recently erected tented village at George Square.

Edinburgh’s parks and green spaces have earned twenty awards in this year’s Green Flag national competition.

Half-price preview tickets for the hugly popular Edinburgh Military Tattoo at Edinburgh Castle go on sale tomorrow morning (10am, Monday, 25th July). The preview performance is on the 4th August at 9.30pm.

Original plans for Edinburgh's New Town, owned by the Museum of Edinburgh in the Canongate, are back on display in the museum having been painstakingly conserved by a specialist paper conservator.

The 2 organising dance groups - Dunedin Dancers and New Scotland cover the full range of Scottish dance styles – country dance, ceilidh, highland and step.

Edinburgh's floral clock, the famous blooming timepiece in Princes Street Gardens, will kick off the city's bid for this year’s Britain in Bloom.

Taking place between 11am and 3pm at the Holyrood Park Education Centre, this free event will recreate Royal leisure pastimes in days gone by when the Park formed a key part of the Holyrood experience for the visiting members of the Royal Family and their guests.

We’re counting down to the re-opening of the National Museum of Scotland. Join the street party on Chambers Street on Friday 29 July from 9:15am to celebrate the grand opening on Friday the 29th of July. There will be on street entertainment with family activities.

The Edinburgh International Book Festival is reporting an unprecedented demand for tickets with over 300,000 hits on the on-line booking system and 25,000 telephone calls to the Box Office within the first hour of opening – twice as many as in 2010. 230 people were queuing outside the specially created Box Office at the EICC this morning when the doors opened, the first of whom arrived at 3.00am.

The Edinburgh International Book Festival 2011 will see 17 days of book readings, discussions, and events around the theme of Revolution in the 21st Century.